WHO WE ARE

CyberSmarties.com was founded in late 2015 by CEO Diarmuid Hudner and launched in 2017 and is based in County Limerick, Ireland and soon grew into a multicultural and multi-talented team.

Cybersmarties was developed with the purpose of eliminating cyberbullying and protecting children online by introducing children aged 5 to 12 years to the world of social media in a protected and safe environment so that they learn the key life skills in how to interact with the digital world in a practical way. Over time we realized that children faced other risks in a rapidly changing environment and we developed Wellbeing technology to engage with children on a daily basis, making them aware of their social, emotional and psychological needs and provide practical videos on how to cope with issues that life throws at them. This technology has further developed to provide real-time analytics on the wellbeing of all children thus providing an early warning system to teachers and parents when a child is facing issues before it becomes a greater problem and provide intervention solutions to help the child.

As parents we have learned life lessons. We know that life can sometimes be cruel, unfair and unreasonable. We like to instil positive life skills in children which will provide them with the coping mechanisms to deal with life as well as have a positive outlook and be happy. Every day, 7 days a week, each child is sent positive messages and videos to boost self-esteem and confidence.

We provide videos on meditation (proven in UK schools to help calm children and help them concentrate), nutrition, physical education, learn how to code to help logic and reasoning skills and so much more. Of course we also have Claire Bot who checks in on each child every day to ask them how their day is going and provides useful videos on how to deal with particular issues such as anxiety. Cybersmarties encourages continuous positivity in a locked down safe space to allow kids to be kids.

An Garda Síochána Endorsement

Cybersmarties is working in conjunction with The Garda National Protective Services Bureau to help combat the dangers of cyberbullying and promote positive mental health among Irish primary school children on a practical level.

We work with the Garda National Protective Services Bureau and we are incredibly grateful to have the support of such a dedicated and forward thinking group of professionals. The An Garda Siochána Patent for Safety is a testament to the safety features we have implemented to ensure children are kept safe online.

UNICEF/Global Partnership To End Violence Against Children

We are proud to officially be a member of the UNICEF/ Global Partnership to End Violence against Children. Every year, 1+ billion children suffer violence in diverse forms: physical, psychological, sexual, and cyber-bullying.

Children with hopes, dreams, and the potential to change the world. Cybersmarties are committed to contributing to the partnership in our capacity to protect children online and provide a safe haven for children to communicate together, learn and most importantly just be children.

Why Cyber Smarties?

Our Commitment to Children

We are committed to developing technology which educates positive behaviour on a practical, safe platform for Primary School children, to ensure that all can learn safe, fun and positive social networking skills which promote self-confidence, self-esteem and eliminate cyber-bullying.

The Core Values that guide us are collaboration, excellence and creativity.

Our Record

No other social network for children is as safe as Cybersmarties. That’s a big statement buts its true. Our statistics stand for themselves as well as our international awards for digital safety and innovation.

It is our intention that all children on Cybersmarties will use social media in an entirely positive way as they mature into teenagers and adults and what a great society we would have if cyber-bullying was no longer a factor in so many people’s lives.

The An Garda Siochána patent for Safety is a testament to the safety features we have implemented to ensure children are kept safe online”.

Cybersmarties History

Global Operations Team

Diarmuid Hudner

Founder & Group CEO

Colin Cooper

Chief Operating Officer

Jeremiah Sarkett

Global Sales Manager

Ryan Mahato

Chief Technical Officer

Declan Daly

Global Head of Child Protection Policy

Declan Daly is a retired Senior Police Leader who held the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent in An Garda Siochána (Irish National Police Force). Having served for thirty two years Declan was the National Police Lead in Ireland with responsibility for policing, Child Abuse, Sexual Crime, Human Trafficking, Organised Prostitution, Domestic Abuse and the management of sex offenders. He was the appointed Child Protection Officer for An Garda Siochána, representing An Garda Siochána on many child abuse prevention forums both State and Non-State.  Declan was a co-author of Children First, the National Guidance for Child Welfare Protection in Ireland.
Declan is well known nationally and internationally for his victim friendly approach and for promoting a multi-agency approach to policing for vulnerable victims. He was a member of the FBI led, Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force – 2013 to 2021 and has overseen many international investigations involving online child abuse.  Declan has a Batchelors Degree in law and recently completed a Human Rights in Policing course in the University of Limerick.

Chuni Ashok

Head of Data

Sarath Sasidharan

Product Manager

Preeti Chandrasekhar

Business Development Head (India)

David Burke

Global Organisation Management Advisor

David is founder and Managing Partner of Nadeena Ltd, a global independent search and advisory firm. David is a former Partner at one of the world’s largest Executive Search firms where he was a senior member of its global life sciences, industrial and consumer practices for over 3 years. Prior to this, David was Managing Partner for 7 years at a leading boutique search firm based in Dublin. He has worked in the search and recruitment industry for over 20 years.
Prior to embarking on his career in Executive Search, David worked for Apple in Ireland and Johnson & Johnson in Australia and New Zealand in senior supply-chain roles. His earlier career comprised periods as Production Manager and Procurement Manager with established SMEs in the food and veterinary pharmaceutical sectors. David is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin from where he was awarded a degree in Management Sciences.

Brodie Jacobs

Business Operations Manager

Rashmi Varier

Social Media Manager

Operations Team - Turkey

Nazar Bailey

Operations Team - Ireland

Muireann Sadlier

Operations Team - USA

Dr. Danny Brassell

CEO

For the past three decades, DR. DANNY BRASSELL has served as an educational advisor to students ranging from preschoolers to rocket scientists. While he has held numerous titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, Danny has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher. The author of 16 books – including Read, Lead & Succeed and Leadership Begins with Motivation – he is on a mission to bring “joy” back into education and the workplace. He joined CyberSmarties – first as a consultant and later as the North American CEO – because he is passionate about teaching children how to develop positive habits in order to create a kinder, more empathetic world. By training students how to use social media and the internet in a positive way, Danny believes we can create safer environments that promote greater learning and well-being.Prior to embarking on his career in Executive Search, David worked for Apple in Ireland and Johnson & Johnson in Australia and New Zealand in senior supply-chain roles. His earlier career comprised periods as Production Manager and Procurement Manager with established SMEs in the food and veterinary pharmaceutical sectors. David is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin from where he was awarded a degree in Management Sciences.

Operations Team – New Zealand

Doug Howlett

Visionary & CEO

Mervyn Mckay

Operations Manager

Tamryn Perrins

Integrator & Administration

Anakiela Escobin

Lead Monitor

Phil Howlett

Corporate Ambassador

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